RBSA Gallery

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The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is an artist-led charity which supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of inclusive activities.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Association or society

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10.30 - 5.30 Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
Sunday 1.00 - 5.00
Open Bank Holidays 1.00-5.00

Admission charges


Collection details

Archives, Fine Art, Personalities

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Rupert Cordeux ARBSA Sleeping Knights, Watercolour

Prize 2017

  • 18 May — 10 June 2017 *on now

With a £1,000 cash top prize, this annual exhibition attracts creative talent from across the country!

Prizes, donors and key dates for entering the exhibition will be available shortly.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Ed Isaacs, Friend of the RBSA Kings Heath Church, Ink and Watercolour

Friends 2017

  • 29 June — 22 July 2017

Our annual display of artwork by the Friends promotes their range of artistic talents and acknowledges their importance to the Society.

Suitable for

  • Any age



John Williams ARBSA Winter, Oil

Portrait Prize 2017

  • 27 July — 19 August 2017

As part of our work to support artists the RBSA stages
‘Prize’ exhibitions to provide artists with the opportunity
to show their work and the chance to be rewarded for their
talents. Our fifth biennial ‘Portrait Prize’ exhibition aims to
become one of the most prestigious outside London.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Workshop with JainMcKay ARBSA

Wonderful Watercolours

  • 18 June 2017 11am-4pm

To coincide with our ‘New Curators: Watercolour’ show, explore how to paint a still-life and portrait in watercolour. All materials will be provided, as well as some interesting and colourful props to help you get creative. This workshop forms a great introduction to painting for children and adults alike.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13


£6 per child
£4 for Members, Associates and Friends of the RBSA.



Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Curriculum based workshops and tours on request

The RBSA has facilities to hold up to 30 children for curriculum based workshops and tours of the gallery.
The RBSA also provides outreach services to schools.

RBSA Gallery
4 Brook Street
St. Paul's
B3 1SA






0121 236 4353


0121 236 4555

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.